May 23, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)


Certainly not, and I think the minister will also agree that the discussion that took place and the hammering he received, such as it was, was not directed at him personally; it was done simply because 51952-198
many of us felt that it was a duty we owed to our constituents to bring their difficulties to the attention of the minister and of the government.
Let us look at the situation as far as these men are concerned. Young men, after four and five and in some cases six years of unemployment, are now facing the same hopeless conditions. Here they are in the spring of the year, when all nature is bursting into life, when people ordinarily should feel the stirrings of new life in their being, compelled to look forward to another hopeless summer and an equally hopeless fall and winter, and possibly nothing better next year. Let me say again that the minister's statement is not a satisfactory reply.

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